Human trafficking is a global challenge. An estimated 21 million people around the world are trafficked for sexual slavery, forced labor and other forms of economic exploitation – including 1.5 million in the United States, according to the UNICEF USA. Condemned as a violation of human rights by international conventions, trafficking is an estimated $9 billion a year global industry that impacts thousands of individuals and their families daily around the world – including here in Cleveland.
Kitty Leung, Manager of Children, Youth and Family Services Department at ASIA, Inc. attended a panel today to discuss the scope of the problem, what is currently being done to stop these horrors, and what role can we play.
Are you interested in human trafficking advocacy? Volunteer with the CYF Department today. Contact Morgan Barnes, CYF Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org